Gender: A Wider Lens
Gender: A Wider Lens
119 — Who Gets Embroiled in the Gender Debates
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119 — Who Gets Embroiled in the Gender Debates

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In this episode, Stella & Sasha explore the different kinds of ways people engage in the gender debates. You will hear them touch on the various kinds of characters and/or archetypes of people who imbed themselves deeply into the “gender world.” And you may also notice that there are many varieties of voices not referenced as well. Today’s episode takes shape a little differently than a typical Gender: A Wider Lens conversation in that they cover so many categories all at once, but at a very light level, and don’t have the opportunity to go too far in-depth into any of the concepts touched on. This discussion barely begins to scratch the surface of all there is to talk about here.

Upon reflection after recording, Sasha shares her sense of apprehension in releasing the episode at all, only to come to the conclusion that in fact, these ideas require much more expansive exploration, after all. Stella acknowledges that there’s no denying the vastly compelling nature of the subject of gender and digs into the tendency for some individuals to become overly fixated on gender-related topics.

This episode emphasizes that while engaging in gender debates can be important, it’s essential to assess one’s level of involvement with its alignment to service to oneself, one’s community, and one’s family in productive and healthy ways. Excessive preoccupation with gender can be distressing for some individuals who never intended to be consumed by it, so it’s important to seek balance, remain mindful, and sustain intellectual curiosity without neglecting emotional well-being.

In this episode, you will hear Sasha & Stella speak about “Killarney,” in reference to Genspect’s: The Bigger Picture conference. Please note this episode was recorded before the conference and was released after the events referenced in the episode took place. Please visit https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmsMIEB9bK5xhD6nXaseiC2qe-bm7go0q to view recordings from the conference.

Links:

Episode mentioned about the affirming parent:

Episode 109 — What If We Are All Wrong: A Mother’s Regret with Rose

https://gender-a-wider-lens.captivate.fm/episode/109-what-if-we-are-all-wrong-a-mothers-regret-with-rose 

A Catholic Response to Gender Identity Theory

https://files.ecatholic.com/12494/documents/2023/1/EN_A%20Catholic%20Response%20to%20Gender%20Identity%20Theory_FINAL2023.pdf?t=1674605305000 

If you liked this episode, more episodes you might find interesting:

Episode 9 — The Politicization of Gender

https://gender-a-wider-lens.captivate.fm/episode/9-the-politicization-of-gender 

Episode 10 — Queer Theory: Subverting Life's Categories

https://gender-a-wider-lens.captivate.fm/episode/10-queer-theory 

Episode 31 — Silencing Thought: A Conversation with Heather Brunskell-Evans

https://gender-a-wider-lens.captivate.fm/episode/31-silencing-thought-a-conversation-with-heather-brunskell-evans 

Episode 72 — Disenchanted by Transition

https://gender-a-wider-lens.captivate.fm/episode/72-disenchanted-by-transition 

Episode 84 — Denise Caignon from 4thWaveNow: The View from Behind the Scenes

https://gender-a-wider-lens.captivate.fm/episode/84-denise-from-4thwavenow-the-view-from-behind-the-scenes 

Episode 97 — The Freedom to Believe or Not To w/ Rev. Bernard Randall

https://gender-a-wider-lens.captivate.fm/episode/97-the-freedom-to-believe-or-not-to-with-rev-bernard-randall 

Episode 98 — StoicMom: Using her Child’s Trans Identity for Personal Individuation

https://gender-a-wider-lens.captivate.fm/episode/98-stoicmom-using-her-childs-trans-identity-for-personal-individuation 

Related Playlists:

  • Top Episodes for Therapists Working with Gender-Questioning Youth

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLngVCeAoK6vv_wKkIthqg5VwlsgOalbGl

  • Top Episodes for Parents of Gender-Questioning Kids

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLngVCeAoK6vsXiCL4gMrjS7-2BQcxwmD_

  • Conversations with Authors

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLngVCeAoK6vsnIJ50M-8iut3emE8H_YdA

  • Detransition and Desistance

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLngVCeAoK6vvbKVaXhwsD3ze9m1QHgZC- 

  • Pioneer Series — Conversations with key figures in the history of gender distress, gender medicine, and gender transition.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLngVCeAoK6vuo4Bc1fvV-I50Vuor5dz7h 

  • Conversations about Medical Interventions & Gender — Episodes where we discuss the history, evidence base, modern debates, and emerging investigations around medical interventions for trans-identified children and adults.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLngVCeAoK6vtz3WOn5z8WUM5PidraNGZU 

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Sasha Ayad: https://inspiredteentherapy.com/parents-start-here 

Stella O’Malley: http://www.stellaomalley.com/parent-coaching

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Gender: A Wider Lens
Gender: A Wider Lens
Therapists Stella O’Malley and Sasha Ayad explore diverse perspectives through a psychological lens, fostering open dialogue on gender identity, transition, and the transgender umbrella. Their work with gender dysphoric clients and unique experiences yield an informed outlook delving into gender's psychological nuances. Interviews with clinicians, academics, transgender individuals, parents, detransitioners, and others touched by gender provide varied insights and intimate inquiry into the taboo yet relevant topic.